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Shakespeare Santa Cruz!
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Thanks to Our 2012 Exhibit Partners and Sponsors:


 Santa Cruz County 

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 Monterey Bay Sanctuary Foundation Logo  Shakespear Santa Cruz

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International Encaustic Artists


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Around the County

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Fiber Art

August 11 -September 9


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Roof Raisin' Art

June 27-September 22


Santa Cruz County Bank

Picturing Music

May 15 - August 30


Cabrillo Gallery

Art: A Bridge Beyond Boarders

August 27 - September 28 


Museum of Art & History  

Santa Cruz Collects &

Rose Sellery-Passages

August 11 - November 25 







Interior Monologues: Views Into the Artist's Mind 
Creative Vortex by Judy Cooper
Exhibit is Open Through: August 12, 2012


Each year we invite our member artists to explore a unique theme for our annual Collective.  This year's exhibit, Interior Monologues, offers our member artists an opportunity to allow us to view their art, eavesdrop into their minds, and understand something about their muse. Over 70 participants have shared their vision while working in a variety of media.


We would like to thank the hard working PVAC Gallery Committee, PVAC Board, staff and volunteers who made this exhibit possible. The Collective membership show is one we look forward to mounting each year.  A huge "thank you" goes to our member artists for being willing to create to our unique themes!  



Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once

Peace In Our Streets Installation
Some of our Installation Team Leaders 

Have you driven into downtown Watsonville recently?  If not, it is well worth the trip to Main Street.  You will see the results of the installation of Peace in Our Streets: You Only Live Once. PVAC and four Watsonville schools joined forces to create a fabulous public art project designed to contemplate the question: How can we bring peace to our streets? This group of local youth had an answer: Art!


On July 8th  PVAC, volunteers, and students from EA Hall Middle School, Renaissance High School and Ceiba College Prep Middle and High schools affixed nearly 100 large, black and white portraits to exterior walls throughout downtown Watsonville.  We had a fabulous ribbon cutting presided by Mayor Montesino at the Gallery on July 15.


"The teens are participating in a world-wide initiative," said PVAC Board Member and project leader, Jean Beebe. "The Inside Out Project is an international, participatory art project that takes messages of personal identity and transforms them into pieces of artistic work."


We thank Jean Beebe and her installation team for bringing this project to Watsonville, and for the ongoing maintenance of the exhibit through September.

A huge thank you to all of the participants, community volunteers, Vinskey's Paint, the PVAC Gallery Committee, Karen Lemon, Daniel Levy, and Lori Butterworth, for all their work in installing this project.  We thank the City of Watsonville for providing the venue, and Mayor Montesino for supporting the concept and facilitating use of the City walls for Peace in our Streets

Shakespeare Teen Access Tickets (STAT)
Shakespeare Santa Cruz Poster
STAT is a program of Shakespeare Santa Cruz (SSC) designed to increase youth exposure to professional productions of Shakespeare's plays. Tickets are offered to participating groups FREE OF CHARGE thanks to a generous gift from David E. Kaun.  SSC is seeking educators at the junior and senior high school levels who are interested in organizing a group of students to attend a performance of Twelfth Night, by Marco Barricelli.  Act quickly as the available performance dates are August 2nd, 3rd, or 9th.  Minimum group size is 10 students plus chaperones. To reserve you block of tickets please contact Jessica Bond (831) 459-5810 or write to her at [email protected].
Next Exhibit in the Gallery:   
Monterey Bay Exhibit
John Maxon

September 9-October 7, 2012

This exhibit will celebrate the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary during the 20th anniversary year of its creation. Because we are thrilled to live in an area with so many natural resources and beauty, we are focusing on the bay itself, the waterways that feed it, and the flora and fauna that it nurtures. We are partnering with the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Foundation which supports a variety of sanctuary programs. We have selected artists to participate who work in a wide variety of media.   
New Web Domain & Host!

PVAC is changing our domain name to pajarovalleyartscouncil.org.  We will link pvarts.org to our new domain, but there may be few days where our old domain may not work during the transfer.  We thank Fred Mindlin for donating the hosting of our site for the last few years.